Kids listings, starting April 22



R.E.A.D. TO THE DOGS. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Children of reading age are invited to come and read to Tails of Joy Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Older readers can practice their reading fluency. Ideal for reluctant readers. One 15-minute session per child. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Spaces limited. Pre-register. Free. (860) 584-7790.

‘C’ IS FOR COOKIES AND COLORING. 1 p.m. Social time featuring treats to eat, peaceful music, and an adventure in coloring. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023.

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children will learn ways to protect the environment, discover ways to repurpose materials, and participate in a variety of hands-on activities that will be featured throughout the museum studios. At 11 a.m., Dennis Waring, Trash to Tunes, will give a performance. After, explore the museum until 5 p.m. Imagine Nation, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. $10 per person. (860) 314-1400,



SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL FOR TODDLERS. 10 a.m. Music-based program is designed to orient toddlers toward language development improving basic motor skills. Ages 18 to 33 months. $20 per child. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. (860) 585-3895,



HEALTHY KIDS DAY. 12 to 3 p.m. Fun for the whole family. Valentine the Clown, games, demos, farm animals, goodie bags, summer camp tours, obstacle course, rock wall. Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. (860) 793-9631.



YOUTH FISHING DERBY. Held by Forestville Village American Legion Post 209. Register, 6:30 to 8 a.m. Tournament, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Trophies, prizes. Rockwell Park, Bristol. (860) 384-5626.



PRINCESS MEET AND GREET. Fund raiser for Children’s Oncology Department at CCMC and Southington Community Services. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Face painting, nail and hair stations, glitter tattoos, balloonists, feather hair extensions, DJ services, photos with all the princesses, light refreshments, costumed characters, fabulous raffle gifts, many reasonably priced items for sale. Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. (860) 620-3221,

JUNE 20 to JULY 29


SUMMER EXPERIENCES AND YOUTH LEADERSHIP. Held by the Franciscan Life Center. Summer Experiences (June 20 to 24, July 25 to 29) for children ages 8 to 12. Youth Leadership Training (June 27 to July 1) for ages 13 to 14. Franciscan Life Center, 271 Finch Ave., Meriden. (203) 237-8084,



PLAYFUL LEARNERS. Fridays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Program includes special toddler activities for children ages 3 and under including gross motor activities, special studio workshops each week such as art, light and reflection, sensory science and music and stories. The program will be led by degreed teachers and museum educators. Imagine Nation, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. (860) 314-1400,


APP-ETIZERS. Every other Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Caregivers and children will explore new apps each week and learn about how to safely incorporate technology into children’s lives. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.

LEGO CHALLENGE. 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays. All ages. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.

P.A.L.S. Tuesdays. Ages 0 to 23. Early literacy based program. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.

TWO MUCH FUN. Thursdays. Storytime for 2-year-olds with movement and music. Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.

ONCE UPON A STORY PRESCHOOL STORYTIME. 10:30 a.m. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450’